Pearl Django | Company B Jazz Band
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. Pearl Django has performed at festivals, dances and nightspots throughout the U.S. and abroad. They have played at the prestigious Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois sur Seine and have been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” The band’s signature style is marked by pristine and dexterous string work, colors of Bal Musette, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities. Throughout the years, Pearl Django has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and they continue to play to packed houses wherever they perform. Voted favorite area jazz band 2003, by Seattle Weekly readers! "Pearl Django play(s) gypsy jazz…and they do it with such verve, skill and pleasure that they're pretty much irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike." — Seattle Weekly
COMPANY B JAZZ BAND
Company B Jazz Band is one of Vancouver’s foremost jazz ensembles, featuring a harmonizing female vocal trio in vintage style. In their 10 years as a band, this talented group of musicians has delighted audiences from all walks of life, from coast to coast to coast. Their creative arrangements, sharp image, and charming wit never fail to get toes tapping and faces smiling. They have graced the stages of such renowned jazz and music festivals as the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Canada), the Jiangsu Jazz & World Music Festival (China), the New Orleans' Boswell Sisters Review (US), the Sacramento Jazz Festival (US), the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival (Canada), as well as the Tiny Lights and Arts on the Fly folk music festivals (Canada). The group enjoys frequent airplay on Canada's internationally broadcast CBC Radio 1 and 2, having been featured on such popular programs as Hot Air, Canada Live, and in live broadcasts on The Early Edition.